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arms

Definitions

  • Attack Upon an Egyptian Fortress by Troops Of Various Arms
    Attack Upon an Egyptian Fortress by Troops Of Various Arms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arms the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    • n arms weapons considered collectively
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Heavy Infantry of The Princes Of SiÛt, Armed With Lance and Buckler the Heavy Infantry of The Princes Of SiÛt, Armed With Lance and Buckler
Two girls, their arms full of flowers and foliage Two girls, their arms full of flowers and foliage
A little girl with an armful of flowers examines a butterfly perched on her hand A little girl with an armful of flowers examines a butterfly perched on her hand
Both under Arms Both under Arms
Outline for arm positions, profile Outline for arm positions, profile
Outline for arm positions, full face Outline for arm positions, full face
St. Louis Street, Place D'Armes, and New Court House St. Louis Street, Place D'Armes, and New Court House
right Shoulder Shift--arms!' 067 right Shoulder Shift--arms!' 067

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The German Kaiser Wilhelm II had a withered arm and often hid the fact by posing with his hand resting on a sword, or by holding gloves.
    • Arms (Law) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
    • Arms Instruments or weapons of offense or defense. "He lays down his arms, but not his wiles.""Three horses and three goodly suits of arms ."
    • Arms The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science. "Arms and the man I sing."
    • Arms (Her) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
    • Arms (Falconry) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: WWI flying ace Jean Navarre attacked a zeppelin armed with only a kitchen knife.
    • pl Arms weapons of offence and defence: war, hostilities: deeds or exploits of war: armorial ensigns
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.”

Idioms

Arm and a leg - If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive.
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Armed to the teeth - If people are armed to the teeth, they have lots of weapons.
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At arm's length - If something is at arm's length, it is a safe distance waway from you.
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Babe in arms - A babe in arms is a very young child, or a person who is very young to be holding a position.
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Deep pockets but short arms - Someone who has money but never puts his hand in his pocket to pay for anything has deep pockets but short arms.
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It cost an arm and a leg - If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive indeed.
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Keep someone at arm's length - If you keep someone or something at arm's length, you keep a safe distance away from them.
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Shot in the arm - If something gives you a shot in the arm, it encourages you, gives you energy or improves morale.
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Talk your arm off - Someone who talks so much that it is a strain to listen can talk your arm off.
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Twist someone's arm - If you twist someone's arm, you put pressure on them to try to make them do what you want them to do.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. armes, F. arme, pl. armes, fr. L. arma, pl., arms, orig. fittings, akin to armus, shoulder, and E. arm,. See Arm (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. arma; cog. with Arm.

Usage

In literature:

Maria hesitated a moment, then she slid her arms gently under the little, soft, warm body, and gathered the child up in her arms.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I was preparing to follow the others down the ladder when Rangsley touched my arm.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
She leaned her arms on the arms of the chair and let her hands hang down.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
She turned quite pale and clutched at her companion's silk-clad arm.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He looked at her shyly and half in doubt, drew up an arm-chair to the hearth, and left her there.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
He stood back involuntarily out of reach of those powerful, waving arms.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The other baby, in the man's arms, lifted a bonny dark head with a jerk.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
Liberty was as yet but a partial arm, which was unblushingly broken in the hands of an opponent.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Of arms I sing, and of the man, whom Fate First drove from Troy to the Lavinian shore.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Then there fell a step behind him; a hand touched his arm.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The dog barked at me and then ran and crept into his arms.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
He threw his arms around the pony's neck and stroked his head with gentle touch.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The next entries are about arms, powder, and fire-engines, the defacing superstitious pictures, and the setting up the arms of the Commonwealth.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
What he wanted was to take her in his arms.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
His arms dropped listlessly at his side, and he stood before her, as before a dread judge, bareheaded and silent.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
When properly supported by other arms, they proved themselves capable of meeting both the man-at-arms and the pikeman.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
He dropped to his side with a twist, an arm stretching for the fire.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The only obvious thing out of the ordinary was that she was fully armed.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The way India consumes all who come with arms.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Why is the National Guard hardly armed, unorganized, withheld from every military action?
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
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In poetry:

'No longer can my arm defend,
No longer can I save
My sister from the horrid fate
That waits her as a SLAVE!'
"The Slave-Auction--A Fact" by Anonymous Americas
Distorted shadows fell
Upon the lighted ceiling:
Shadows of crossed arms,of crossed legs-
Of crossed destiny.
"Winter Night" by Boris Pasternak
The culprit smiled with sudden charm,
Then to the Court's dismay,
Quickly removed a wooden arm
And went away.
"The Prisoner" by Robert W Service
By the mighty love and pain
Of the frantic arms that strain
What they ne'er shall clasp again
Fare thee well!
"Farewell" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Hear how they call Thee
And come with arms uplifted!
They have their savior at hand,
And Thou sayest it never?
"Ivar Ingemundson's Lay" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
A seraph in an infant's frame
Reclined upon her arm;
And sorrow in the lovely dame
Now heighten'd every charm:
"The Troops Were Embarked" by John Mayne

In news:

Crocker's Remarks During the House Committee on Armed Services Hearings on Iraq.
Thurmond To Give Up Armed Services Reins In 1998.
Sen Strom Thurmond, who turns 95 today, has announced next year will be his last at the helm of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
About 1,100 people came out for the 34th annual Salute to the Military to honor the US Armed Forces .
Stolen Armful of Hydrangeas Edition.
BASEBALL;Cone Case Complicated By Armful of Unknowns And His Occupation.
When Barack Obama released a video message to Sudan and South Sudan last Sunday, he urged the people of both countries to reject armed conflict and return to negotiations.
George Dennehy would like you to know that, no, his arms were not bitten off by a shark.
YouTuber Tisha UnArmed was born without arms, and now she makes videos to answer the questions everybody probably wonders but is too afraid to ask.
Like "how do you shower," "can you make a sandwich," and 'why don't you have arms?
Born without arms or hands, this young man has not allowed this to handicap him – fact is his unique ability has created a buzz on YouTube and caught the attention of the Goo Goo Dolls.
Meet George Dennehy an 18 year old man and aspiring musician from Ashland Va. Who was born with no arms, but that hasn't stopped him from learning to play the guitar.
George doesn't have any arms.
Not only because he just picked up the sport a mere two years ago, but because Stutzman was born without arms.
Who gets the arm rest between seats.
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In science:

Two flows (radio arms) emerge from the inner-jet region, one directed Eastward (spatially coincident with the X-ray arm) and the other directed to the Southwest.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Based on two-temperature spectral fits to XMM-Newton data it has been shown that the X-ray arms are relatively isothermal at ∼1 keV (Molendi 2002; Simionescu et al. 2008) and our spectral fits to the Southwestern X-ray arm confirm that its temperature is constant as a function of radius (see Fig. 3).
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Although the relation of the Eastern radio arm to the outer lobe is less clear, the most likely orientation of both X-ray and radio arms is approximately anti-parallel and far from the plane of the sky.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
The Southwestern arm appears to be folded at the projected radius of 3.4(cid:48), where the arm divides into two filaments (see Fig. 1).
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
The PRM is used only to increase the average power incident onto the beam splitter and we assume that no fluctuational fields from the laser (west arm) reach the detector in the south arm.
Stable double-resonance optical spring in laser gravitational-wave detectors
If the arms of our apparatus are light-years across, then inserting mirror B after the photon has entered the apparatus seems to be determining what path the photon went along or whether it decided to act as a wave and use both arms after it entered this apparatus.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
The material in the inner part of the spiral arm gradually falls onto the BH due to angular momentum transport via hydrodynamic torque in the spiral arm.
Gravitational waves from spinning black hole-neutron star binaries: dependence on black hole spins and on neutron star equations of state
The reason is that the inner edge of the spiral arm contacts the AH well before the arm becomes nearly axisymmetric due to a large radius of the AH and ISCO for a = 0.5.
Gravitational waves from spinning black hole-neutron star binaries: dependence on black hole spins and on neutron star equations of state
By using a moving reference to compare the relative efficacy among treatment arms, our method achieves a high resolution to distinguish different arms.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
Even with a sufficient amount of data to support the finding that arm 3 is the best treatment, the probabilities of assigning a patient to arm 2 and arm 3 are still close.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
This reveals one limitation of FAR that is due to the use of a fixed reference: the reference (arm 1) is adequate to distinguish arm 1 from arms 2 and 3, but may not be helpful to compare arm 2 and arm 3.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
The top panels, from left to right, show that we first obtain posterior distributions of p1, p2, p3 and ¯p; then calculate Rk = pr(pk > ¯p|D) for k = 1, 2, 3; and assign the arm with the smal lest value of Rk (i.e., arm 1) a randomization probability π1 .
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
After spending π1, we remove arm 1 from the comparison set and distribute the remaining randomization probability to the remaining arms (i.e, arms 1 and 2) in a similar manner, as demonstrated in the bottom panels.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
This measurement was performed twice – once for each arm of the interferometer (with the other arm blocked) – and the outcomes were averaged.
Heralded quantum entanglement between two crystals
All red-arm observations were centred on 730 nm, and blue-arm observations on 430 nm, allowing complete coverage of the visible spectrum from the atmospheric cutoff at 320 nm up to 900 nm, where the system sensitivity and night-sky lines cut off the useful spectral range.
New lensed quasars from the MUSCLES survey
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